Hocking, Ohio, US
1/4 mile above covered bridge on Rock Mill Rd to Mt Zion Rd (locally known as Rock Mill Creek)
||II-IV (for normal flows)
Low ledges at the start lead directly into the micro canyon and falls visible from the Rock Mill
covered bridge. The opening hole to this drop (grabby at higher flows) and a powerful reaction wave
off the left wall complicate approach to the falls proper. As the canyon base is slab with a
decided downward tilt, the water reaches a considerable speed before launching over the 14-16'
vertical at the end. LZ is deep. Watch the recirc in the pool below when flows are high. Class II
down to the take-out.
This reach is located about 15 miles SE of Columbus and about five miles west of Lancaster. From
Columbus, take Hwy 33 SE to Carroll, turn right on Carroll-Southern Rd, go about 2.5 miles to Lamb
Rd (just after hard bend to the left), turn right on Lamb Rd and continue straight to Lithopolis
Rd. A left on Lithopolis followed by a near immediate right on Rock Mill Rd puts one at the bridge.
The Rock Mill covered bridge is marked in the Ohio edition of the DeLorme atlas
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Last Updated: 2006-06-06 07:08:17